More than 13 million people find jobs through staffing agencies every year. Working with an agency to find your next job can be a highly rewarding experience, as you not only save time and money, but also develop a valuable ongoing relationship with your recruiter.
Yet there are myths about partnering with an employment agency that need to be debunked. They include:
I can’t afford to work with an agency.
When you work with an employment agency to find a job, your total cost is … zero. Job candidates don’t foot the bill. Hiring employers do. There is a lot to gain, as you partner with a professional recruiter who will assist you with making contacts, brushing up and preparing for your interview, and making your job search process a success.
You can’t find the best jobs through an agency.
Most staffing agencies specialize in certain industries, so they have a clear understanding of business needs and how your qualifications address them. Many of the best employer/employee matches are made through agencies, from entry level through the C-suite.
Agencies only find jobs for temporary workers.
Many agencies offer part-time, full-time, contract to hire and direct hire opportunities along with temporary job placements.
- If an employer likes you as a temporary worker and you both want the relationship to become permanent, your agency will be instrumental in making that happen. The most successful agencies encourage their clients to hire from their temporary worker pool.
- Recent research shows that 30 percent of individuals offered jobs by staffing agencies landed in permanent positions.
PrideStaff Modesto specializes in both temporary and direct hire placements in administration, customer service, information technology, finance, legal support, healthcare, and production and distribution. We work with some of the most well-known and respected employers in the areas. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you find your next great job and realize your long-term career plan.